Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services

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Programs that provide information and guidance and/or representation in court proceedings for individuals who have been abused in an intimate relationship and/or for people who are facing a summary conviction offence or criminal charge for perpetrating abuse. Included are domestic violence law clinics and other legal assistance programs that represent victims of domestic abuse at restraining order hearings or in other civil or criminal actions involving charges against an abuser. AIRS FT-3000.1750

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-765-3232
Organization Name: Sojourner House
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Address:
386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-765-3232
Fax: 401-861-6157
Services Provided:

Due to Covid concerns, Drop In Center is closed to the public.

  • Housing Office call 401-808-6889
  • Support Groups meeting virtually
  • Non emergency confidential text line for resources 401-214-7882
Provider Profiles:

Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency. Every day, we serve victims of relationship violence by providing shelter, advocacy, referrals, and other resources.

The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2021
114 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-5263
Organization Name: Women's Resource Center
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Address:
114 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-5263
Toll Free Phone: 800-494-8100
Email: info@wrcnbc.org
Services Provided:

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) provides a number of programs and services to clients and their family members who are or have been a victim of domestic violence.

Program and Services

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Our agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin and the delivery of services.

Provider Profiles:

Women’s Resource Center (WRC), serving Newport and Bristol Counties, was founded in 1977 to provide comprehensive domestic violence intervention and prevention services that educate, advocate, and shelter any individual in need of assistance. Each year we help women, children, families, men and the elderly to obtain the services they need to secure their physical, mental, emotional and financial safety from domestic abuse.

Following the advice of the CDC and the State of Rhode Island, the WRC is doing its part to reduce the exposure and spread of the coronavirus to our clients, our employees and the broader community. All staff are working remotely, though our services are still available. The WRC remains a safe haven for support, shelter, and counseling services. We encourage all to stay alert and share our resources to neighbors in need. For assistance, contact 401-846-5263 or info@wrcnbc.org  Our 24-Hour Hotline is 1-800-494-8100. If you are in imminent danger, call 911.

Additional office in Warren

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
624 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-846-5263
Organization Name: Women's Resource Center
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Address:
624 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-846-5263
Toll Free Phone: 800-494-8100
Email: info@wrcnbc.org
Services Provided:

The WRC provides a number of programs and services to clients and their family members who are or have been a victim of domestic violence.

Our agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin and the delivery of services.

Programs and Services link

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Provider Profiles:

Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.
A member of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Locations

Following the advice of the CDC and the State of Rhode Island, the WRC is doing its part to reduce the exposure and spread of the coronavirus to our clients, our employees and the broader community. All staff are working remotely, though our services are still available. The WRC remains a safe haven for support, shelter, and counseling services. We encourage all to stay alert and share our resources to neighbors in need. For assistance, contact 401-846-5263 or info@wrcnbc.org  Our 24-Hour Hotline is 1-800-494-8100. If you are in imminent danger, call 911.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
Nationwide Provider
1801 Nicollet Avenue South, Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-824-8768
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Battered Womens Justice Project (BWJP)
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Address:
1801 Nicollet Avenue South, Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-824-8768
Email: technicalassistance@bwjp.org
Services Provided:

Legal Advocacy for victims from around the country. Advocates who answer these calls are familiar with a wide range of domestic-violence related issues, including criminal prosecution and custody-related matters.

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Last Updated: 4/20/2022
WomensLaw.org View on Map
Nationwide Provider
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Nationwide Provider
Address:
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Services Provided:

Provides information for victims of domestic violence by state.

Email Hotline provides basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/2/2022
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 101207
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: 202-467-8700
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 101207
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: 202-467-8700
Fax: 202-467-8701
Email: info@victimsofcrime.org
Eligibility:

Contact for specific information.

Services Provided:

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, has worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. Dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

Victim Services
While every crime experience is unique, it is important that crime victims know they are not alone. Every month, tens of thousands of people call our toll-free helpline, visit this website, or email us looking for resources that can help them. The National Center maintains a comprehensive collection of on-line resources in addition to our extensive database of service providers for referrals.

How National Center for Victims of Crime Helps Victims of Crime
Through collaboration with local, state, and federal partners:

  • Provides direct services and resources;
  • Advocates for passage of laws and public policies that create resources and secure rights and protections for crime victims;
  • Delivers training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, counselors, attorneys, criminal justice agencies, and allied professionals; and
  • Fosters cutting edge thinking about the impact of crime and the ways in which each of us can help victims regain control of their lives.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/20/2022